Danielle von Scheiner is putting the “BIG” back into New York City’s apple love, with her new cidery Big Apple Hard Cider.
She began learning the science of fermentation at the age of 12 while helping her dad make wine. More recently she began experimenting with apples and then after a motorcycle accident (she was hit by a NY cab) she thought of the old saying “We all have two lives and the second one starts the moment you realize you only have one”. From that point on she’s been going ‘full throttle’ into cidermaking.
Big Apple started selling cider just ten days before this chat.
Where can you find Big Apple Hard Cider? As it is a new cidery, it is still rolling out as this podcast goes live in the month of June. I recommend asking for Big Apple at your favorite cider taps and stores and when you head to New York check the Big Apple website
Big Apple Ciders mentioned in this chat? And do note that Danielle’s makes ciders that are inspired by the people of New York City and its boroughs.
Brooklyn – inspired by a dear friend that Danielle speaks about on in this chat. This cider won a gold medal (2016).
Navy Yard – conditioned in a “Peated” bourbon barrel from Kings County Distillery.
Hell’s Kitchen – made with Sriracha sauce
The gift box pictured above and mentioned in this chat from Murray’s Cheese had inside. Eclectic names for each cheese that would make any cider lover smile wide and say “More please!”
- Roomano 3 Year
- Ewephoria Sheep Milk Gouda
- Saint Stephens Four Fat Foul
- Apple Locust Honey
- MAST sea salt chocolate
Barrels used by Big Apple Hard Cider
What to do while in NYC or Danielle’s notable locations.
Gingerman – has ciders on tap or in bottle
Wassail – New York City’s ciderbar
Contact info for Big Apple Hard Cider
Selfie with Drunk Shakespeare cast and audience